Nigerian rapper, MI Abaga, has blasted Akon, African-American record producer, for calling Wizkid, award-winning singer, his “little brother.”
Akon, whose real name is Badara Thiam, drew the ire of many Nigerians when he took to Twitter to share a picture of himself alongside the Afrobeats singer with the caption “me and my little bro”.
“Me and my lil bro @wizkidayo at AFRONATION Ghana!,” Akon wrote.
The post, which had amassed 30,000 likes and nearly 5,000 retweets — as of the time this report was filled — has generated intense criticism, albeit commendation in some quarters.
Joining the fray, MI cautioned Akon to take it easy with the “little brother” talk.
“OG abeg chill with that lil bro yan,” he replied Akon’s post.
In another tweet, the gifted rapper went on to say that Wizkid has overcome “larger obstacles to accomplish way more” that Akon.
“I have an opinion: few African artists in diaspora actually did anything to REALLY help the movement.. as a fan of Wizkid (which I am) I don’t see Wiz as lil bro to Akon.. he has overcome larger obstacles to accomplish way more (in my eyes).. In my opinion Wiz is lil bro to none.”
In September, Akon had used Wizkid, Davido and P-Square as case study, when stating that contracts don’t exist in Africa, especially Nigeria.
According to him, “all you need is just to shake hands for a deal to be struck.”
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